Zhigang Zhu

Zhigang Zhu

Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Computer Science

CS @ CUNY City College   and CS @ CUNY Graduate Center
Director, City College Visual Computing Laboratory (CCVCL)
Co-Director, Master's Program in Data Science and Engineering, Grove School of Engineering


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News and Announcements

Education

Profile 

Honors and Awards


Teaching and Advising

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Every Thursday  2:00 pm - 04:00 pm, Room: NAC  8/211

Fall 2018, CSc 471  Computer Vision,  Every Monday 2:00  - 4:30 pm, NAC 6/314,  The City College of New York
 
Fall 2018-Spring 2019.
CSc  59866/7 Capstone I/II: CS/CpE/EE Joint Senior Design on Smart Living and Assistive Technologies for People in Need,  The City College of New York. (Fall 2018  Capstone I Class Meet Time & Location:  Monday 11:00AM - 01:30PM  SH 374 )

Courses Taught in the Past

Our 2011-2012 Capstone Team V.I.S.T.A. won the $50000 Kaylie Prize First Place  (See also The City College Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship ). The team, "VISTA Wearable," includes four senior computer engineering majors - Daniel Zuleta, Frank Palmer, Cindy Rodriguez, and Javier Montesino - and doctoral student in psychology, Lei Ai. Professor of Computer Science Zhigang Zhu and Professor of Psychology Tony Ro advised the team.

GesTherapy, Using gesture based therapy to remodel physical rehabilitation, Dean's Prize of the 2013 CCNY Kaylie Entrepreneurship Competition.. Team members: Luis Disla, Shaofeng Liu, Owais Naeem, Tanjin Panna.(mentors: Zhigang Zhu/CS at CCNY, Hao Tang/BMCC)

Co-Advisors for HAST as the 2015 Social Innovation Prize Winner ($30K), Zahn Innovation Center. Project Title: HAST: Health and Support Technology for Families using Open Source Wearable Devices. Team members (Joint Senior Design Class Students): Benjamin Tan (EE), Bin Xu (EE), Ni Yao (CpE) and Xue Bin Zhao (CS). Mentor: Professors Jizhong Xiao and Zhigang Zhu.

Three 2015-2016 Capstone Student Teams won CREATE Awards from New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID); Four CREATE Awards  in 2016-2017.   This is a testimony of Prof. Zhigang Zhu, among others.

Our Two Capstone CREATE Teams in 2016 -2017: ASSIST (Assistive Sensor Solution for Independent and Safe Travel, by Vishnu Nair and Manjekar Budhai) was in the Spectrum Local News (Manjekar talking at the meeting while Vishnu testing in the field), and AVR4ASD (Augmented and Virtual Reality for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Xinyu Xiong, Rafael Li Chen and Yuxuan Huang) won the Second Place Prize of the CREATE Competition (in the picture: Rafael, Xinyu and Prof. Zhigang Zhu). This is a partnership with Ms. Celina Canvalluzzi, Director of Day Services at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey.  More details please see a news release at CCNY.


Research Projects

Some Current Research Projects ( a more complete list can be found here)

        Smart  and Accessible Transportation Hub (CUNY Newswire | CCNY News)
      
  - NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Project  (Primary Industrial Partner: Bentley Systems, Incorporated )
         - NSF Smart and Connected Community (S&CC) Project
        - DHS Summer Research Team Project
        - Bentley CRA Project at CUNY

        Multimodal Sensing, Display and Learning for the Visually Challenged

- NSF EFRI Research Award
- VentureWell (formerly NCIIA) Course Award
- NSF GARDE Funding Support for Course Development
- For more information of the EFRI grant, please see a news post about the projects.

- Slides with 16 poems (in both Chinese and English) summarizing the related research, first presented at Robotics and Computer Science:toward continued collaboration between CCNY(USA) and Kyutech (Japan), 8 September, 2017. A research summary article (in Chinese) based on these poems was published in Overseas Scholars, Special Issue on Information Technology, Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA (CAST-USA), 2017.

NSF I-Corps Award: Transforming 2D Video into an Interactive 3D Viewing Experience

Past Research Projects

Multimodal Sensing and 3D Understanding: for surveillance, robotics and e-education.

Video Computing
: image-based modeling, video stabilization, video mosaicing and video representation



Publications and Talks


Academic Experience


Current Students

    Farnaz Abtahi,  PhD student in CS, CUNY Graduate Center (just defended!), now a Research Scientist at FusionWork, NYC
    Feng Hu, PhD student in CS, CUNY Graduate Center (just defended!), now a Senior Engineer at Nvidia
    Wai Lun Khoo, PhD student in CS, CUNY Graduate Center  (just defended!), now a Senior Project Manager at Girls Who Code.
    Wei Li,  PhD student in EE, CUNY City College (with Professor Jizhong Xiao), now a Research Scientist at Amazon
    Greg Olmschenk, MS student in CS, The City College of New York, now a PhD student in CS at the CUNY Graduate Center
   
    Jin Chen, Computer Science undergraduate student,  The City College of New York
    Vishnu Nair, Computer Engineering undergraduate student, Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York
    Christina Tsangouri, CpE undergraduate student, City College of New York 

Past Students

  Adrian Posada, EE undergraduate student, City College of New York,  now at CoEnterprise LLC  
  Alpha Diallo, CS undergrad,
City College of New York, now a software engineer at Thomas Reuters
  Martin Goldberg, MS student in CS, City College of New York, and then PhD student in CS, CUNY Graduate Center
   Jian Hong Li, MS student in CS, City College of New York
   Yi Feng, Ph.D. student, CUNY Graduate Center
   Robert Hill, BA in History, Technical Writer, CCNY, then a Technical Writer and Web Application Developer at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
   Yu-Chi Hu, Ph.D. student, CUNY Graduate Center  
   Ye Jing, MS in CS, CCNY
   Tadeusz Jordan, undergrad student,CUNY City  College
   Deepak Karruppiah, Ph.D student in CS, UMass-Amherst
   Wai Lun Khoo, BS in CS,CUNY City College; PhD in CS, CUNY Graduate Center; Now a Senior Project Manager at Girls Who Code
   Joseph Knapp, CS undergrad, City College of New York
   Chad McKittrick, BS in CS, CCNY, then a Senior Test Engineer at Real-Time Technology Solutions Inc. (RTTS)
   Weihong Li,  MS/PhD student, CUNY City College and Graduate Center
    Edgardo Molina, BS in CS, CCNY,  PhD  in CS at CUNY Graduate Center -> CEO of VISTA Wearables, Inc.  and now Lead Instructor of CUNY Tech Prep
    Frank Palmer, CpE/Math undergrad, City College of New York, CTO at VISTA Wearables, Inc., now an  Embedded Engineer at Radiator  Labs, Inc.
    Joseph Park, CS undergraduate student, City College of New York
    Greg Olmschenk, MS student in CS, City College of New York, now a PhD student in CS at CUNY Graduate Center
    Anthony Shalagin, CS undergraduate student, City College of New York
    Bing Shen, MS in CS, CCNY, then a software engineer at  MBH Trading LLC
    John Settineri, CS undergraduate student, City College of New York , now at a Naval Lab
    Hao Tang,  MS in CS, CCNY, then a PhD student in CS at CUNY Graduate Center, now an Associate Professor at BMCC
    Alex Tsema, MS student in CS, The City College of New York
    Norbu Tsering, CS undergraduate student, City College of New York
    Tao Wang, Ph.D. student, CUNY Graduate Center, now a senior research engineer at BAE Systems
    Yifeng Wang, MS in CS, CCNY
    Samuel L. van der Swaag, CUNY BA at the City College of New York (with Professor Tony Ro)
    Kenichi Yamamoto, CpE undergraduate student, City College of New York
    Christopher Yang, CS undergraduate student, City College of New York
    Scott Yu, MS student,  CUNY City College
    Li Zhao, MS in CS, CCNY, now a Ph.D. student  in Economics at Graduate Center of CUNY.
    Hui Zhu, MS in CS, CCNY
  

Services and Useful Links


Contact Information

Office:
NAC 8 / 211
Address:
Department of Computer Sciences 
City College of New York
138th Street at Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Tel:
(212) 650-8799
Fax:
(212) 650-6248
Email:
zhu at cs dot ccny dot cuny dot edu

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